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A Bold Vision for East Midtown

Join hundreds of New Yorkers Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at East 34th Street, for an event in three parts.  The day will begin at 4:00 PM and go until 8:00 pm.  We hope you will join us for all or part of the event.  Register here to attend. 4:00 PM A Bold Vision for East Midtown Join us for the highly anticipated release of the MAS Report on East Midtown.  Be the first to hear our recommendations and research results.  An esteemed panel of speakers will then join us to discuss.  Continue Reading>>

Be a Jane’s Walk Host May 4 and 5

The Municipal Art Society is thrilled to announce the dates for our third annual Jane’s Walk NYC, to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th.  Just as Jane Jacobs urged residents to become advocates for their communities, MAS is excited for you to become the “eyes on the street” and lead a walk or bike tour of an area of the city, on a subject that you’re passionate about.  Submit your walk today. Continue Reading>>

MTA Metro-North Teams with MAS for Daily Official Guided Tour of Grand Central

In celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s (GCT) centennial year, MTA Metro-North Railroad, the stewards of the Terminal, team up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) – one of the organizations credited with saving the Terminal from destruction nearly 40 years ago – for a new docent-guided tour program that highlights the history, architecture and operation of the world’s biggest train terminal. Continue Reading>>


Pitching the City: Architizer and MAS Want Your Urban-Transformation Ideas

Calling all NYC architects! We’re looking for the next revolutionary, innovative scheme that will revitalize and make a big impact on the city. (Think High Line, +Pool, or Brooklyn Bridge Park.) And it could be yours. Architizer and The Municipal Art Society of New York are collaborating on Pitching the City, a singular event that’s part of the New Museum’s Ideas City 2013 Festival. Continue Reading>>

Agenda Announced for Charting the Road to Resilience

Sandy StreetOnline registration is now CLOSED.  On-site registration is available starting at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 12 at The New School, 66 W. 12th Street or watch live here. On Saturday, January 12, MAS is convening, with more than eighty partners, a free, day-long, community-rich program to look at the challenges – and opportunities – of building a more resilient New York City from the ground up. Hosted at The New School, the day includes plenary discussions to give us the hard facts about the impacts of the storm commonly known as Superstorm Sandy, and then twenty working sessions pulled together by our partners Continue Reading>>

Join Us Next Week: Charting the Road to Resilience–From the Ground Up

SandyVoluteerMAS and our partners will host the third event in our Road to Resilience series next week. Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up is a two-day convening, beginning with site visits on Friday, January 11 and continuing with a day-long conference on Saturday, January 12 at the New School. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and to cultivate ideas for how to become a more livable and resilient New York. Continue Reading>>

National Leaders Discuss Waterfront Resilience Post Hurricane Sandy

Shaun DonovanMAS and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University teamed up to host, New York City Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era on December 13. The half-day conference was held in Lower Manhattan, and brought together the leading experts in costal resilience from both New York City and the Netherlands to discuss and debate how the New York metropolitan region can recover from Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading>>

Register Now for Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up

Sandy cabsMAS and our partners invite you to the second event in our Road to Resilience SeriesCharting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up – Policy, Planning and Process on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and to cultivate ideas for becoming a more livable and resilient New York. Join us on Saturday, January 12 for a series of hands-on workshops designed to foster an exchange of ideas and enable grassroots networking with a diverse group of stakeholders from across the region. Continue Reading>>


MAS Announces a New Series: The Road to Resilience

MAS is continuing our work on building a resilient and livable city with the announcement of two, free programs in our new series, The Road to Resilience. On December 13th, in partnership with the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University, MAS presents Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era. This program will define principles and identify priorities for long-term investments in infrastructure necessary to adapt to the increased risks posed by sea level rise and other climate change impacts in the New York metropolitan area. Continue Reading>>

On the Beat: Newtown Creek

Newtown Creek's Nature TrailIn this weekly blog series, MAS Intern and Sarah Lawrence College Senior Kate Lenahan reports back on her adventures on MAS tours. We hope you will also share your tour experiences with us on our Facebook page, Twitter, or follow us on Instagram at MAS_NYC. Stepping out of the subway at Greenpoint Avenue, the term renaissance seems perfectly apt for Newtown Creek. The neighborhood is thriving, and its colorful walkup buildings have even earned a place Continue Reading>>

OpenPlans and MAS Community Board Symposium

community board borough mapThe following article was written by OpenPlans’ Anthony Denaro and appears on their blog. On September 27th, OpenPlans and MAS hosted a symposium about NYC Community Boards and public engagement. The event included a presentation by Naama Lissar from OpenPlans, and a panel discussion exploring new ways for boards to engage their communities. Continue Reading>>

MAS and Pratt Institute Partner in Brooklyn to Train Veteran and Emerging Community Planners

training community based plannersOn Saturday, September 22, MAS and the Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development teamed up to host the 2012 fall session of Livable Neighborhoods. The day-long training was held at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus and brought community board members and representatives of community based organizations from all five boroughs together with graduate urban planning, historic preservation and environmental systems management students, to learn from professionals in the fields of city planning, economic development Continue Reading>>